(Closed) Has anyone made their own cascading wedding bouquet?

posted 6 years ago in Flowers
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

There are lots of websites that can help you make one:

http://www.wedding-flowers-and-reception-ideas.com/a-cascading-bouquet.html

http://www.projectwedding.com/wedding-ideas/diy-wedding-challenge-cascade-bride-s-bouquet

And be sure to search Youtube.com for videos, too. 

Whenever you are using foam (in this case your bouquet handle will have foam) be sure to wrap each and every flower stem and piece of filler/foliage with floral tape and picks so that they are firmly stuck in the foam.

Having said all that, I am going to have a professional make my own bridal bouquet and I’m going to make the bridesmaid’s bouquets myself.  First, I want my bouquet to be a surprise and extra special, so I’m willing to pay for it.  I also want it to be sturdy.  Bridesmaid bouquets are just sooooo much easier to make, even the pretty ribbon and pearl-pin handles for them are very, very easy.  Just my two cents.  πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I have not made one, but I think cascading is hard, because you will have to wire the parts that are “cascading” if that makes sense. I would try to do a trial run with one to see if it’s within your abilities.

Also I think it may be difficult to use as much filler as you like because cascading bouquets need to have the bulk of the top part filled out with flowers to cover the foam, and then the filler just “fills,” whereas hand-tied bouquets don’t need to cover anything, if that makes sense.

Cascades also tend to be heavy, FYI.

Will you have time to soak the foam, arrange the bouquet, wire the flowers, etc. the day before? But a florist will charge more for cascading than for hand-tied, so it’s up to you.

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